Ancient bronze weapons unearthed in Lao Cai province

Short report on a Dong Son weapon find, including a trident and axe.

8 June 2006 (Nhan Dan) – Short report on a Dong Son weapon find, including a trident and axe.

Ancient bronze weapons unearthed in Lao Cai province

These original antiques include an intact trident, which is 13 cm long and 7.5 cm wide and has 4 barbed points, and an axe with patterns typical of the Dong Son Culture. Though buried underground for thousands of years, the metal is still in good condition.


Related Books:
The Bronze Age of Southeast Asia (Cambridge World Archaeology) by C. Higham
Van Hoa Dong Son / Dong Son Culture – Its Unity and Diversity by Pham Minh Huyen

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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